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1987-88 Washington Capitals Schedule and Results

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Record: 38-33-9 (85 points), Finished 2nd in NHL Patrick Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bryan Murray (38-33-9)

Goals For: 281 (15th of 21), Goals Against: 249 (2nd of 21)
SRS: 0.43 (7th of 21), SOS: 0.04 (11th of 21)

Playoffs:
Lost Division Finals (4-3) versus New Jersey Devils
Won Division Semi-Finals (4-3) versus Philadelphia Flyers

Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1987-10-08 @ Boston Bruins L 3 4 0 1 0 L 1
2 1987-10-10 Chicago Blackhawks W 6 4 1 1 0 W 1
3 1987-10-11 @ Buffalo Sabres L 5 6 1 2 0 L 1
4 1987-10-16 Hartford Whalers W 6 2 2 2 0 W 1
5 1987-10-17 New York Rangers W 4 3 3 2 0 W 2
6 1987-10-19 @ New York Rangers W 4 2 4 2 0 W 3
7 1987-10-22 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 4 1 5 2 0 W 4
8 1987-10-24 Montreal Canadiens L 2 3 5 3 0 L 1
9 1987-10-27 @ Vancouver Canucks W 3 2 6 3 0 W 1
10 1987-10-30 @ Winnipeg Jets L OT 2 3 6 4 0 L 1
11 1987-10-31 @ Minnesota North Stars T OT 3 3 6 4 1 T 1
12 1987-11-03 Vancouver Canucks W 3 2 7 4 1 W 1
13 1987-11-06 Quebec Nordiques L 1 4 7 5 1 L 1
14 1987-11-07 @ New Jersey Devils L 1 4 7 6 1 L 2
15 1987-11-10 @ New York Islanders L OT 3 4 7 7 1 L 3
16 1987-11-11 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 2 3 7 8 1 L 4
17 1987-11-14 Minnesota North Stars W 4 1 8 8 1 W 1
18 1987-11-17 Detroit Red Wings L 0 1 8 9 1 L 1
19 1987-11-20 @ Buffalo Sabres L 3 5 8 10 1 L 2
20 1987-11-21 @ Hartford Whalers W 4 3 9 10 1 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1987-11-25 Boston Bruins W 4 1 10 10 1 W 2
22 1987-11-27 Pittsburgh Penguins L 2 4 10 11 1 L 1
23 1987-11-28 @ Pittsburgh Penguins T OT 5 5 10 11 2 T 1
24 1987-12-01 Edmonton Oilers W 4 2 11 11 2 W 1
25 1987-12-04 New York Islanders L 4 6 11 12 2 L 1
26 1987-12-06 Los Angeles Kings W 10 3 12 12 2 W 1
27 1987-12-08 Calgary Flames L 4 5 12 13 2 L 1
28 1987-12-09 @ Hartford Whalers L 4 5 12 14 2 L 2
29 1987-12-12 Chicago Blackhawks W 2 1 13 14 2 W 1
30 1987-12-15 @ Toronto Maple Leafs L 3 5 13 15 2 L 1
31 1987-12-16 @ Detroit Red Wings L 1 6 13 16 2 L 2
32 1987-12-18 Toronto Maple Leafs W 4 2 14 16 2 W 1
33 1987-12-20 St. Louis Blues T OT 1 1 14 16 3 T 1
34 1987-12-22 @ Quebec Nordiques W 2 1 15 16 3 W 1
35 1987-12-23 @ Montreal Canadiens T OT 2 2 15 16 4 T 1
36 1987-12-26 Philadelphia Flyers L 2 3 15 17 4 L 1
37 1987-12-28 @ Toronto Maple Leafs T OT 4 4 15 17 5 T 1
38 1987-12-30 @ New Jersey Devils W 4 3 16 17 5 W 1
39 1988-01-01 Pittsburgh Penguins W 5 3 17 17 5 W 2
40 1988-01-02 Edmonton Oilers W 2 0 18 17 5 W 3
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1988-01-05 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 3 1 19 17 5 W 4
42 1988-01-08 New York Rangers W 8 4 20 17 5 W 5
43 1988-01-10 @ Calgary Flames L 2 8 20 18 5 L 1
44 1988-01-11 @ Edmonton Oilers L 2 3 20 19 5 L 2
45 1988-01-13 @ Los Angeles Kings W 8 3 21 19 5 W 1
46 1988-01-16 @ St. Louis Blues L 1 3 21 20 5 L 1
47 1988-01-17 @ Chicago Blackhawks L 4 5 21 21 5 L 2
48 1988-01-19 New Jersey Devils W 6 4 22 21 5 W 1
49 1988-01-23 Buffalo Sabres T OT 3 3 22 21 6 T 1
50 1988-01-26 Winnipeg Jets L 2 3 22 22 6 L 1
51 1988-01-29 Montreal Canadiens W 4 3 23 22 6 W 1
52 1988-01-31 Philadelphia Flyers W OT 1 0 24 22 6 W 2
53 1988-02-02 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L OT 2 3 24 23 6 L 1
54 1988-02-05 New York Islanders L 2 4 24 24 6 L 2
55 1988-02-06 New York Rangers L 0 3 24 25 6 L 3
56 1988-02-11 @ New York Rangers W 5 3 25 25 6 W 1
57 1988-02-12 New York Islanders W 6 2 26 25 6 W 2
58 1988-02-14 Calgary Flames W OT 5 4 27 25 6 W 3
59 1988-02-17 @ New Jersey Devils W 4 3 28 25 6 W 4
60 1988-02-19 @ Winnipeg Jets W 6 0 29 25 6 W 5
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1988-02-20 @ Minnesota North Stars W 3 0 30 25 6 W 6
62 1988-02-24 @ Los Angeles Kings L 3 4 30 26 6 L 1
63 1988-02-27 @ New York Islanders W 3 0 31 26 6 W 1
64 1988-03-01 New Jersey Devils W 5 3 32 26 6 W 2
65 1988-03-02 @ New Jersey Devils W 6 1 33 26 6 W 3
66 1988-03-04 Quebec Nordiques W 6 2 34 26 6 W 4
67 1988-03-06 Vancouver Canucks W 7 2 35 26 6 W 5
68 1988-03-10 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 2 5 35 27 6 L 1
69 1988-03-12 New York Rangers L 2 4 35 28 6 L 2
70 1988-03-13 @ Boston Bruins W 3 0 36 28 6 W 1
71 1988-03-16 @ New York Rangers W 8 4 37 28 6 W 2
72 1988-03-18 New York Islanders T OT 3 3 37 28 7 T 1
73 1988-03-20 New Jersey Devils L 2 4 37 29 7 L 1
74 1988-03-22 St. Louis Blues L 3 5 37 30 7 L 2
75 1988-03-23 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 1 7 37 31 7 L 3
76 1988-03-25 Philadelphia Flyers W 5 3 38 31 7 W 1
77 1988-03-29 Detroit Red Wings T OT 2 2 38 31 8 T 1
78 1988-03-31 @ New York Islanders L 3 7 38 32 8 L 1
79 1988-04-02 Pittsburgh Penguins L OT 6 7 38 33 8 L 2
80 1988-04-03 @ Philadelphia Flyers T OT 2 2 38 33 9 T 1

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
10 1988-04-06 Philadelphia Flyers L 2 4 5 5 0 L 1
11 1988-04-07 Philadelphia Flyers W 5 4 6 5 0 W 1
12 1988-04-09 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 3 4 6 6 0 L 1
13 1988-04-10 @ Philadelphia Flyers L OT 4 5 6 7 0 L 2
14 1988-04-12 Philadelphia Flyers W 5 2 7 7 0 W 1
9 1988-04-14 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 7 2 5 4 0 W 2
8 1988-04-16 Philadelphia Flyers W OT 5 4 4 4 0 W 3
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
7 1988-04-18 New Jersey Devils W 3 1 3 4 0 W 4
6 1988-04-20 New Jersey Devils L 2 5 2 4 0 L 1
5 1988-04-22 @ New Jersey Devils L 4 10 2 3 0 L 2
4 1988-04-24 @ New Jersey Devils W 4 1 2 2 0 W 1
3 1988-04-26 New Jersey Devils L 1 3 1 2 0 L 1
2 1988-04-28 @ New Jersey Devils W 7 2 1 1 0 W 1
1 1988-04-30 New Jersey Devils L 2 3 0 1 0 L 1